Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Not Easy Being Green

Thank you for your good wishes.  I'm feeling much better and catching up with everything I didn't do for three weeks like housework, laundry and ironing.  Amazing how things can pile up.

I finished this jacket, tshirt and pants that I started a month ago. 




The jacket is M5941 in a loden/olive green houndstooth.   It's a loosely-woven upholstery fabric and lined with a polyester something.   This fabric ravels when you look at it and is unstable, so instead of struggling with buttonholes, I used covered snaps with buttons sewn on top.



The jacket facings and pants are dark loden green, and an olive t-shirt.  I made this jacket in black/white houndstooth last winter and enjoyed wearing it.   It's a good layering piece in cold weather.

I have this jacket , V8623, cut out and interfacing fused.


It's the same loden green fabric as my pants.  I made a muslin, and decided to change the sleeves a bit by adding a wide cuff.   I love the pleats on the back and the large collar.  It's a bit retro-looking.  Carolyn made it here, and Diana lengthened it and made it into a gorgeous raincoat.

For those in Michigan--one of the sewing clubs I belong to is having a day at Habermans this week.  Habermans has a program set up for us with demos, trunk shows and talks.  It's several hours with a lunch break. There will be about forty of us.  And of course the main event is--shopping!  If you've been in that store, you know I'm taking my BIG purse!


27 Talk to me:

Lori said...

Gorgeous outfit and what pretty scenery in your picture. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better.

Nancy K said...

Beautiful outfit and glad that you are feeling better.

Rhoto said...

SEW glad to hear that you're feeling better, Gwen!! ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

KID, MD said...

Your outfit looks great and so do you!! I'm glad you are starting to feel more like yourself.

sewistafashionista said...

I love the short sleeve jackets this season and yours looks so terrific with your outfit. Glad to hear that things are coming back into line for you. It feels great to come back after a spell and take care of some routine things, then you feel like the slate is clean once again. Looking forward to seeing your upcoming projects!

Michelle said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your jacket turned out great, and I love that second vogue jacket you are starting on. Beautiful!

Toocutedobs said...

Yes, always so much catching up to do after being sick. Today I am dusting ceiling fnas and light fixtures--how exciting! Love your outfits and your day out shopping sounds great. Welcome back to blog land and health!

Cecili said...

I'm glad to see that you're feeling better, I love your outfit, it's classic and shows a lot of taste!

Shellie said...

so happy you are feeling better! your outfit is fabulous - great job! :)

Julia said...

Green is your color!!!!!! I love this suit. That jacket fabric is wonderful, too bad it raveled so much. That's aggravating! It's good to see a post from you.

Carol said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I agree, green is terrific on you. I love this jacket and I want it for my wardrobe. I have a brown and tan houndstooth that sounds very similar (I am sure it is upholstery fabric). It's been in my stash for years and I couldn't think of what to make with it. I think I must have bought it on sale somewhere. You've inspired me!

Lisette M said...

Nice to see you back! Lovely jacket!

becki-c said...

You look so terrifc, its nice to see you feeling like sewing and posting again.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Love the color and the fit. Perfect for fall. You look smashing!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm loving this look on you and I'm so glad that you're feeling better. You are going to love making Vogue 8623...it has a lot of bang for the buck!

Karin said...

You look great! Green really suits you. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better again.

shams said...

What a great outfit! Glad to hear you are doing better!

Sigrid said...

Love this color on you, great outfit. Good to hear you're feeling better

Patricia said...

I love the ensemble on you. I am so glad you are feeling better.
MaryPat

vernonfashionstudio said...

So glad you are feeling better and are up and sewing!

Linda T

Victoria said...

Gorgeous pieces! I love the fit, style, and color of that jacket. I took the liberty of adding you to my blog roll. I thought I had you there but guess it was my oversight. You always sew such pretty things. BTW, glad you're feeling better:)

Linda T said...

Back in the "sewing saddle I see." You look wonderful in your green outfit. Really happy to see you back doing "chores", but most of all, back in the sewing room.

Lina said...

Glad that you are feeling better!Green is definitely color for redhead ladies. :)

j.kaori said...

I'm glad to hear you are doing better. Your outfit looks fantastic!

Sheila said...

So good to hear you are feeling better and you look marvelous darling. Love the green on you.

Cennetta said...

Perfect finish and the jacket looks great on you.

Sister said...

Beautiful outfit - so sorry for your health problems! Looks like you've been amazingly productive though! Love that jacket.

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